Parkesburg, Pennsylvania – Timothy Alexander officially announces his candidacy for Octorara Area School District Board, Region 3.
Timothy is a life long resident of Chester County, 19 year resident of the Borough of Parkesburg, and the married father of six. He is a REALTOR® associated with Keller Williams Real Estate -Exton, possessing 10 years of sales and marketing knowledge, and having extensive experience using technology, software, and Social Media.
It has been long reported the Octorara Area School District has had high per-student costs, including very high labor, compared to other area schools. In January, the Octorara School Board announced a preliminary budget including a tax increase for both Chester and Lancaster County residents. Timothy spoke out against the ever-increasing burden placed on taxpayers, and has been the central facilitator for discussing how to provide relief to residents in this weak economy.
Passionate about the Octorara Area School District, Timothy said, “I am running for School Board because I am a concerned parent and taxpayer. The economic well-being of this area is threatened by the size of the school budget. Many are frustrated at the amount of taxpayer money spent by the Octorara Area School District, without furthering its mission to provide our students with a world-class education. The School Board needs new members who are willing to refocus the administration on the mission of educating students and creating a responsible budget to accomplish that goal.
“My candidacy, and the policies I will endorse, are a reflection of my respect for the citizens of this area. I believe there needs to be greater transparency and accountability on matters including budget adoption, contracts, curriculum adoption, and fiscal planning and oversight. I will promote and work for greater responsiveness, citizen inclusion, transparency and fiscal responsibility.”
Octorara Area School District Board, Region 3 encompasses South Parkesburg, Highland Township, and Londonderry Township. The primary election will be held May 21st. The general election will take place November 5th.
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